String Garden Mosquito Repellers

string garden kokedama mosquito repellants

I simply adore this idea for a practical application of string gardens.   That is, use the string gardens (formally know as kokedama)  as a tool for dangling lavender and rosemary plants in an area where you wish to repel mosquitos.  As natural insect repellants, the hanging plants are placed precisely where they need to be — just in the vicinity of your head and face (which btw is what attracts the nasty buggers– when you exhale they sense the carbon dioxide).    More images and directions to make your own at Design*sponge.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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